Published by: SQUARE ENIX INC

  • App Category: Games
  • Release Date: 2014-05-29
  • Current Version: 1.1.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 1.70 GB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
  • Price: $19.99

App Rating: 4/5
Based on 436 Reviews
Buy now: $19.99

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App Description

[Recommended Hardware] iPhone 5 or Higher/iPad (3rd Generation or Better) Please Note: iPhone 4 is not supported. Please take care to check below if your device is supported before downloading. The phenomenally popular DRAGON QUEST VIII has sold 4.9 million units worldwide, and now it's coming to the iPhone and iPad for the first time! This was the first title in the series to be presented in full 3D, and its exquisitely detailed world has to be seen to be believed! Set off on an unforgettable adventure with Yangus, the bandit with a heart of gold, Jessica, the high-born magical minx, and Angelo, knight and lothario, by your side! Everything you need is here in a single package! Once the app is downloaded, there's no more to pay, as every last shred of content is yours to enjoy. So get ready to play the epic that is DRAGON QUEST VIII from beginning to end—and far beyond! Prologue Legends tell of an ancient sceptre, within which is sealed a fearsome power... When the relic's long-dormant magics are awoken by the treachery of a malign magician, an entire kingdom falls into a cursed slumber, prompting a young soldier to embark on an unforgettable journey... Game Features – Simple, Accessible Controls The control system has been streamlined to work perfectly with modern touch interfaces. The position of the directional pad can be adjusted freely, enabling players to switch between one-handed and two-handed play with a tap of the screen. The combat system has also been reworked, allowing for one-tap battles as well as more complex play. – The Tension System During battle, you can select 'Psyche Up' to give your next attack some extra oomph! The more you psyche a character up, the higher their tension will rise, until they finally reach an insane state known as super-high tension! – Skill Points Skill points are earned when your characters level up, and can be assigned to various skills in order to learn new spells and abilities. This system allows you to perfectly tailor your team to your liking. – Monster Teams Certain monsters found in the field can be scouted for your monster team – if you're tough enough to beat them, that is! Once assembled, your crack squad can take part in the fiercely contested tournaments held at the monster arena, and can even come to your aid in battle! – The Alchemy Pot Combine existing items to create entirely new ones! Even the most unassuming objects could be ingredients for the greatest items of all! Seek out the recipes hidden all over the world, and see if you can cook up something truly special! – The Casino Fans of the series will be pleased to learn that the casino is back, and fully-equipped for fun! This time around, there are three exciting activities to enjoy: bingo, slot machines and roulette! Just don't get so caught up in the action that you forget your adventure entirely! [Supported Operating Systems] iOS6.0 and Above [Supported Devices] iPhone 4s*, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2*, iPad (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Air, iPad mini*, iPad mini with Retina Display The app cannot be guaranteed to run on devices which do not appear on the supported devices list. Please be aware that it will not run stably on iPhone 4. Please be sure to double-check whether your device is supported before downloading the app. * Using the App on iPhone 4s/iPad2/iPad mini After extended play on these devices, some instability may occur, and the app may occasionally freeze or crash. We apologise for the inconvenience, but please keep the following in mind while playing: - Save your game often. - When suspending play, please make sure to close the app completely via the recently used apps list. - Frequent crashes can sometimes be remedied by restarting your device.

App Reviews

  • Excellent way to revisit a classic - Lacks Updates

    By B.Watts
    2017 Edit: The game is still a great game, however cloud save functionality has been broken for months and the game hasn't seen any updates in over a year now to make it more compatible with new OS and devices. Still playable, still enjoyable, but performance is lower even on newer devices, and cloud features being down is a drag. I bought and loved DQ8 when it came out, and now almost 9 years later I'm able to revisit this beautiful RPG. The transition to iOS was not without sacrifices, but as much as an orchestral soundtrack or voice overs would be nice, I find it wasn't that bad to give them up to have this game in the palm of my hand. And probably 80% of the time or more I'm playing with the sound off anyway. Portrait mode took all of ten minutes to get used to, and now I'm rather happy for it. It's impressive how much of the game you can still see. The visual integrity of the game is actually made better by the one handed play style as everything my thumb needs to do is below the action and out of the way. I can enjoy the wonderful visuals the entire time in a way that two thumbs in landscape mode might take away from. As for crashes I've played the game about two hours on an iPad 2 and 3 hours on an iPhone 5 and have yet to experience a crash. I usually have all of my background apps closed when I play, so that may be the reason. I do still switch to text messages mid-game but never have issues switching back. All the wonderful gameplay of DQ8 has made it over, and I really feel like I have a very complete package well suited for my mobile collection. I highly recommend that anyone interested in this game pick it up. I believe you'll find many of the gripes of other reviews overblown. Just remember to make sure your device is compatible, and to close those background apps!
  • Badly Needs Update

    By Cubialpha
    Don’t take my word for it, look at everyones’ reviews.
  • Fix iCloud saving!!

    Please fix the iCloud save backup function. I have a new device and I need this feature to work in order to pick up where I left it on my other device.
  • Fan

    By Vape Savage
    Hope The Make A Remake For Ps4
  • iCloud isn't working

    By simanyy
    iCloud isn't working
  • Good game. Bad price

    By Markytheog
    The game is nothing short of amazing. The frame rate is a bit low, but it's tolerable. The controls are pretty good for a one button control scheme. Forced portrait is very hard to get used to though. The price of $20 isn't really worth it for an iPhone app, but this game definitely is worth it.
  • Best DQ game ever - Great iOS - iCloud needs fixing

    By OhMyJigSaw
    Love the game. The port to iOS is really good. Love the portrait mode. The controls are fine. I recommend this game to anyone who likes JRPG games. The earlier DQ games are also good on iOS. One glitch is iCloud save does not work for me in this game, so I can't upload / download saves between my iPad and iPhone- bummer; I see this problem was reported before. Gave it 5 stars anyway as it is a great game.
  • Great game, basically same as ps2 version

    By Skullwill
    Freaking amazing
  • Sound issue

    By Psychoscreech
    This is a great game. I loved it on ps2, and I love it on here. My only issue, is that I like to listen to music while I play, and as soon as I open the game, it shuts my Pandora off, even though I have the sound turned off in the game... It wouldn't take much to fix this issue...Please fix this as soon as possible!!!
  • One of the best games of all time

    By FrostyCamen
    I understand this game can be a total grind fest, but to me that has never taken away the fun and creativity of this game. I have probably played it 5-6 times all the way through between the ps2 version and mobile and I still love it. The story, the missions, and the combat is just amazing. 100% recommend if you even remotely like turned based combat!

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